Strain Review: Jack Herer

3 Sleepy

8 Relaxed

6 Euphoric

7 Introspective

10 Creative


Jack Herer is a strain you’d be hard-pressed to see in scarcity. Created and bred in the Netherlands in the 1990s, the strain was named for marijuana activist Jack Herer, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. With parents of Haze, Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk, JH is a perfect blend of cerebral sativa highs and sweet, heavy in resin indicas. The smell bears strong notes of pine and wood, with some describing it as spicy or tangy.

The head high is strong with this one, being a sativa-dominant breed. Kick bouts of depression away with a few puffs, or start your day with a happy haze that can help you focus on whatever you need to do. A multi-time winner of the Cannabis Cup all over the country and other parts of the world, this strain is often copied or duped, but hard to beat the original. A great weed for vaping, for muscle relaxation, less coughing, and a more creative head buzz. Look forward to nothing but clear-headed bliss.

Hard, dense little nuggets break apart and leave your fingers sticky, so you may want to grind buds of Jack Herer. The stress relief the smoke can provide is off the charts, and combines three phenotypes of sativa and one indica to beat fatigue, pain, and headaches. Some folks experience a bit of paranoia in the first 20 minutes, but keep going and it’ll soon dissipate (or, put a little black pepper on your tongue! It’ll ground you enough to ease the worry or tension). Jack Herer can give you energy despite the sometimes hazy feeling a sativa strain can bring, so many users enjoy outdoor activities or engaging themselves creatively.

Typical Jack Herer crops are 18-23% THC with up to 0.2% CBD. High points of Pinene and Limonene (types of terpenes and flavonoids) are what give the buds their woodsy, fruity smell and taste. It’s grown best outdoors but plenty have cultivated indoors, though indoor growers should let the plants flower for longer. You’ll likely encounter this strain just about anywhere, including most coffee shops in Amsterdam (often one of the cheaper strains on the menus) — it’s a classic sure to satisfy.

Chemical makeup

THC: 18-23%
CBD: 0.03-0.2%
CBN: 0-0.03%
CBG: 0.6-2.2%
THCV: 0-0.3%
CBC: 0.01-0.12%
CBL: 0-0%
β-Linalool: 0-0.05%
β-Myrcene: 0.1-0.3%
a-Pinene: 0-1.0%
D-Limonene: 0-0.9%
β-Caryophyllene: 0.01-0.4%

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